Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Our library is dedicated to fostering an inclusive and welcoming environment for everyone. We are committed to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion in all aspects of our services and programs. We strive to provide equal access to information, resources, and opportunities for all members of our community, regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, age, ability, or background. We believe that embracing diversity enriches our community, enhances learning experiences, and strengthens the social fabric of our society. Together, we work towards a library that is accessible and inclusive, where every individual feels valued and respected.
A Message from Our Leaders
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion statements from Heidi Daniel and M'Balu Bangura.
The Enoch Pratt Free Library stands with our community in the fight against systemic racism and inequality.
Office of Equity & Fair Practice
The Office of Equity and Fair Practice (OEFP) is composed of three divisions to support the Library's ongoing commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and fair practice.
Advancing Equity Toolkit
The Pratt Library Advancing Equity Toolkit provides helpful resources for individuals, communities, and businesses.
Advancing Equity Dashboard
The Pratt Advancing Equity Dashboard measures current and future diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts made by the Pratt Library.
The Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) council works to promote a dynamic, creative, and inclusive workplace that respects, values, and celebrates the diversity of staff and customers.
Pratt Free Market
Food insecurity affects 42 million people and impacts every county in America. The Pratt Free Market aims to create a safe space for the community through food.
Amplified Voices Series
The Amplified Voices Series is meant to host difficult but needed conversations surrounding the many issues impacting different populations in society.
Project ENCORE is the Pratt Library’s new restorative justice program which aims to dismantle institutional barriers and social reintegration challenges that lead to recidivism.
The Pratt Library is dedicated to having programs and events that cater to underserved, overburdened marginalized communities and support the Library's commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusivity.